Date of this Version
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 70(4), 2004, pp. 457–458
As a malariologist interested in the history of treating this disease, I approached Ms. Rocco’s book without high expectation. After all, what can be added to an important story that unfolded several hundred years ago? The writer answers this question unambiguously: truth, humanity, historical context, humor, irony, and wonder. This is an informative and enjoyable piece of work that contributes substantially to our understanding of the emergence of malaria chemotherapy.